Tigers and Stormy Petrels split doubleheader

Tigers and Stormy Petrels split doubleheader

April 13, 2007

BOX SCORES: Game 1 | Game 2

April 13, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw topped Oglethorpe by a 10-6 count in the opening game of its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with visiting Oglethorpe, but the Stormy Petrels came back with an 8-3 victory in the nightcap to earn a split. The Tigers are 21-13 overall and 10-4 in the SCAC, while Oglethorpe is 9-27 overall and 4-9 in the conference.

Oglethorpe took a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game, but the Tigers came back with Drew Holy's solo homer in the second and tied the game in the third after Holy was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Jack Gavin lifted a sacrifice fly to center.

The Stormy Petrels regained the lead in the fourth on Andrew Llano's two-run single, but DePauw scored three in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-5 advantage as Chris Newman, Matt Kleine each had RBI singles and Holy added a sacrifice fly.

The Tigers pushed the lead to 10-5 in the fifth as Eric Reese and Newman each drove in runs with singles before Jeremy Dickinson scored on an Oglethorpe error and Holy added a run-scoring single. Oglethorpe added one in the sixth on J.J. Rizzo's infield single.

Newman went 4-for-4, while Kleine, Holy and Justin Weiner each had two of the Tigers' 12 hits. Holy drove in four runs in the win. Brendan Pilger and Llano each had three of Oglethorpe's six hits. Jeremy Alland improved to 5-1 with the win, while John Hale dropped to 3-5.

In the nightcap, the Stormy Petrels took a 1-0 lead in the first on Robert Pavelka's RBI single to left. they added one more in the third on Llano's groundout. In the fourth they added five more to take a 7-0 lead. Matt Anderson and Llano each delivered two-run singles, while Pilger added an RBI single.

DePauw scored one in the fourth on an error and two in the fifth on an RBI double from Sam Linette and a run-scoring single by Dickinson. Oglethorpe added one in the sixth as Pavelka drove in Pilger with a double.

Sean Tuttle improved to  2-6 with the win, while John Tschantz dropped to 4-1 with the loss. DePauw totaled 12 hits in the loss with Reese leading the way with three and Dickinson and Kleine each adding a pair. Tim Ernst led the Stormy Petrels with three hits followed by Pavelka, Rizzo, Ben Giddens, Steven Archer and Anderson with two each as Oglethorpe totaled 15. DePauw left 13 runners on base and came up empty in the first and third innings with the bases loaded an no outs.

The teams sqaure off on Saturday in a 1 p.m. single game at Walker Field.